In these challenging times, we are always happy when our advocates want to share information that can help people to help themselves. Clémence von Mueffling, Founder & Editor of Beauty and Well Being, posted the following article that we are reprinting with her permission. We hope you find it of value. Stay well. We’re here if you need us.
These Two Supplements Will Make Your Immune System Stronger Than Ever
What everyone at BWB keeps on their desks to stay healthy and fight against the virus.
These days, boosting our immune systems is as important as ever. Beyond washing your hands, it’s important to have a general awareness of how the body functions. In other words, we need to understand how to optimize the immune system to protect us from bacteria we don’t want effecting our bodies.
Lauren Minchen MPH, RDN, CDN tells BWB: “I love recommending PhytoQuant‘s QuantaFlore and QuantaEPP together for a boost to the immune system. I believe that gut health is the first step to full body wellness. What makes PhytoQuant stand out are the unique synergistic combinations they use in their supplements.”
Probiotics & Prebiotics
Go with your gut! Approximately 80 percent of your immune system lies within your gastrointestinal tract (GIT), so keeping your gut flora in balance is essential to maintaining a strong immune system. Combine a good quality probiotic with prebiotics that address all areas of the GIT! This will strengthen your bodies’ natural ability to fight off colds, flus, and other types of viruses. Many cultures have taken probiotics to support the immune system for well over 100 years. The best offense is a good defense!
"Approximately 80 percent of your immune system lies
within your gastrointestinal tract (GIT)".
In order to ensure that the common cold won’t keep you down, probiotics modulate the immune system. Probiotics block pathogenic bacterial effects by producing bactericidal substances that compete with pathogens and toxins for adherence to the intestinal epithelium (1, 2). According to Mayo Clinic, taking probiotics regularly may significantly decrease your chances of catching a cold or virus. Probiotics can also reduce the length and severity of an illness if you do contract one (3).
Grapefruit Seed Extract
Additionally, probiotics, Vitamin C and grapefruit seed extract make the best anti-bacteria team. This powerful combination ensures you make it through cold and flu season unscathed! Grapefruit Seed Extract has been proven to be to be effective against more than 800 bacterial and viral strains, 100 strains of fungus, and a large number of single and multi-celled parasites (5).
"Many natural health practitioners and patients advocate for grapefruit seed extract’s ability to help fight infections when taken orally".
Electron microscopy of bacteria treated with grapefruit seed extract showed disrupted bacterial membranes, which is believed to be the extract’s mechanism of action (6). Many natural health practitioners and patients advocate for grapefruit seed extract’s ability to help fight infections when taken orally (7).
At BWB, we rarely talk about supplements – largely due to the abundance of misinformation and unguided consumption. With so many different interpretations of supplements, it’s difficult to tell which ones are actually getting the job done. PhytoQuant is the exception.
QuantaFlore, by PhytoQuant, contains not only the highest quality probiotics, but also prebiotics – food that allows probiotics to flourish and adds to their overall efficacy.
QuantaEPP, by PhytoQuant, is made using a proprietary ultrasound extraction process, without high heat or alcohol, which preserves the highly beneficial aspects of the grapefruit seeds.
These are two products you will always find on our work desks and nightstands. Similar to the way we take different fitness classes to strengthen and tone our muscles, we need to give our immune systems the same kind of attention and diligence. BWB has a special offer code for anyone interested in trying these two game-changing supplements: Just enter “5QUANT71632” at checkout for 5% off!
BWB’s Everyday Wellness
All that being said, it never hurts to go back to basics. Here are things you can do to prevent yourself from coming in contact with these germs in the first place:
- The very first thing you should be doing in the morning is cleaning your tongue (especially before you sip any liquids). All of that nasty off-white/yellow gunk you see when you wake up? Scrape it off before it enters your system and gets you sick. Fresh breath is an added bonus.
- Cold therapy been shown to boost your immune system by increasing your white blood cell count. Try a 2-minute cold shower in the morning! It can also be pleasantly meditative – we promise.
- The COVID-19 virus strain thrives in cold, dry environments and hates humidity. Drink, drink, drink—and then drink some more water. We have been keeping 1 liter bottles at our desks as obnoxious reminders to keep that cup full. You can keep a humidifier nearby, too.
- Social distancing won’t stop us from a happy hour with friends! We’ve been using the app HouseParty to keep close with loved ones over a glass of wine in the comfort of our own homes.
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(2) https://www.intechopen.com/books/immunopathology-and immunomodulation/probiotics-and-immunity
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